Tag: arrest

China jails former Japanese politician for smuggling drugs in shoes

A court in southern China sentenced a former politician from Japan to life imprisonment on Friday for attempting to smuggle drugs out of the country hidden in the soles of platform shoes. 76-year-old Takuma Sakuragi was caught at an airport in 2013 with 3.29 kilogrammes...

Iran TV airs interview with jailed ‘zombie’ Instagrammer

Iranian state television has aired an interview with an Instagrammer famous for drastically altering her appearance through plastic surgery to look like a zombie and arrested for alleged "blasphemy". The social media celebrity known as Sahar Tabar was arrested on the orders of Tehran's Islamic...

American professor sentenced to jail for spitting, kicking and hurling vulgarities at S’pore police

Singapore – American professor Jeffrey David Davis, 53, was sentenced to three months in jail after he threw vulgarities and racial insults at the Singapore police. On March 3, at around 6:30 pm, the Stanford-educated researcher and professor thought he was getting apprehended when...

An embargo on Huawei will severely disrupt global supply chains – analysts

In the wake of Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou's arrest on December 1, as requested by the United States (along with her extradition), relationships with China are looking to be strained. The arrest, along with intentions to ban the the technology giant from some markets,...